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The latest stories from west of Boston.


Deadline Oct. 16 for Plainville grant applications

The Plainville Cultural Council is seeking proposals from organizations, schools, and individuals for grants to support cultural activities in the community, and has set an Oct. 16 deadline for applications.


Auditions set for Franklin company’s holiday musicals

The Franklin Performing Arts Company is holding open auditions Saturday, Oct. 7 for its original musical “’Tis the Season!” and a new holiday musical comedy.


A cancer support walk, a harvest fair, and a book sale

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.


In volleyball, they play the outside game

Outside hitters from Newton North, Newton South, and Hopkinton high schools say theirs is a unique position in the sport.


Framingham voters get first chance on mayor, council

The preliminary election to narrow the field of candidates will be held on Sept. 26.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Southborough’s Jacob Maddox made his first collegiate soccer goal for Franklin Pierce a big one.


‘Ants at a Picknic’ on display at Davis Museum

The museum on the campus of Wellesley College presents “Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic,” the contemporary abstract artist’s first solo museum exhibition.


Franklin to sell affordable housing unit

The town of Franklin is offering an affordable housing opportunity at 47 Leanne Way in the Franklin Heights development off Lincoln Street.


Arlington updates website on its spending

The town has updated its Open Checkbook Web service that tracks its financial matters.


Deadline for Wayland grant applications Oct. 16

The deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that supports arts and cultural activities in Wayland is Oct. 16.


Wellesley trying new lighting options this fall

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant will be trying out new lighting options for neighborhood street lights this fall.


Re-Stream’s slogan? ‘Zero waste for office space’

Established in 2012, the Waltham firm is a one-stop, green logistics services company that assists clients in repurposing and recycling as much as possible.


Newton will vote in November on cutting size of council

Newton voters in November will decide on a proposed charter that would shrink the size of their city council and put the election of every board member to a citywide ballot.


Was the Trump administration right to order an end to the Dreamers’ program?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.


Team to look at Upton police reaccreditation

Assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission will arrive Wednesday, Sept. 27.


In search of healthy pet food, she decided to make it herself

Launching Pet Wants Littleton in 2016, Annemarie Gaebel makes and delivers all-natural food, treats, care items, and gift baskets for cats and dogs.


Outdoors with Emerson and Thoreau

“Nature,” an outdoor play taking place at the Old Manse in Concord, reflects Emerson and Thoreau’s deep friendship and mutual love of nature.

The Argument

Should Wayland impose a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana shops?

Read two views and vote in our online poll


From farm to table, a delectable bounty awaits

More suburban restaurants are putting locally sourced meals on the menu despite New England’s fickle weather.


In Arlington, life lessons through field hockey

The girls of the Arlington High field hockey team have come face-to-face with more hardship than most teens will have to endure.


Rosenblatt has soccer breakout for Northeastern

Intense work and club play transformed Lincoln-Sudbury product Hannah Rosenblatt into a scoring machine for Northeastern.

Fuller and Lennon will face off in Newton mayor’s race

The two veteran city councilors pulled ahead in a seven-way preliminary contest Tuesday and will face each other on the final ballot in November.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Franklin’s Danny McDermott threw for 3 touchdowns in Salve Regina’s 26-20 win over Montclair Sept. 9.


A pie sale, a wine reception, and a new art exhibition

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Verrill Farm to host harvest festival

Verrill Farm in Concord will be hosting the 11th Annual Harvest Festival and Benefit for Pediatric Care at Emerson Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 7.


Arlington Community Preservation Committee to host public meeting on Sept. 19

This meeting will include a public information session for prospective applicants for the next round of CPA project funding.


West Nile virus detected in south Franklin

The virus was found in mosquitoes collected in south Franklin Aug. 30.


Columbus Day Harvard flea market to be on Oct. 7

The League of Women Voters of Harvard and the Harvard Schools Trust will hold its annual Columbus Day Weekend Harvard Flea Market.


Medway’s townwide yard sale Saturday, Sept. 23

A$10 donation is required to participate, while space at the Medway Plaza shopping center is available for $25.


Wayland residents can now order records online

Death, birth and marriage records as well as dog licenses can now be ordered online and paid for by credit card or e-check, according to Town Clerk Beth R. Klein.

Newton mayor named Mount Ida College fellow

Newton Mayor Setti Warren may be stepping aside after his term ends in January, but will remain close to the city as he joins Mount Ida College as a visiting fellow.


Taking the fight against type 1 diabetes to Washington

Newton resident Ceci Powderly joined two other Massachusetts 17-year-olds as delegates of the 2017 Children’s Congress.


Getting there the hard way

For Zack Dresens of Wayland and Sammy Guttell of Brookline, soccer success has not come easy.

For family of kidney donors, love and medicine go hand in hand

Bruce and Laurie Karten of Needham have both donated kidneys to siblings. But, wait, there’s more.

As Marlborough rebounds, how much housing does the city need?

With a six-month moratorium on special permits set to expire Wednesday, city councilors are digging into a new report on the city’s housing needs.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Natick’s Josh Arno, a keeper for the Framingham State men’s soccer team, made 11 saves to guide the team to a 2-0 start.

Newton preliminary vote in mayor’s race set for Tuesday

Newton voters will have their first chance to cast their ballots in a seven-way race for mayor during a city preliminary election set for Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Westborough celebrates its 300th birthday with a grand parade

The parade caps a yearlong birthday party of monthly events organized by a 15-member committee and several subcommittees to celebrate the tercentennial.


An ‘incredible village’ teams up to aid King Philip junior

A fund-raiser will take place Sept. 24 to benefit Ryan Hastings of Plainville, who is battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Meeting the needs of LGBT elders

Organizations in Marlborough and Natick are developing programs geared to meeting the LGBT population’s needs.


Drink in your fill of cacti and succulents

Don’t miss what could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend a cactus show!


A feline film festival, a historical walking tour, and a sing-along concert

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.


Should Massachusetts allow guns to be equipped with suppressors, or silencers?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.


Wellesley seeking feedback on number of bar seats in town establishments

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen is seeking public feedback on a proposal to remove the cap of allowing only 10 bar seats per establishment in town.


Newton to launch series on zoning topics starting Sept. 27

The discussions come as the city is in the midst of revising a zoning code last updated 30 years ago.


Acton seeking volunteers to serve on Cable Advisory Committee

The committee is charged with advising the Board of Selectmen on issues pertaining to cable television.


Sustainable Belmont hosts garden tour Sept. 10

This free, self-guided tour highlights a variety of safe and healthy organic garden practices, including how gardeners in Belmont have changed after last year’s drought.


Annual river cleanup will be Sept. 16

Volunteers for the OARS watershed protection and preservation organization will walk along the banks or wade into the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers and tributaries.


Arlington area granted cultural district status

The Arlington Cultural District extends 1.3 miles from Milton Street in East Arlington to Mill Street in Arlington Center.


Car show set to benefit good works in Franklin

The Franklin Rotary Club and Dean College are teaming up to host a car show for charity and community Sunday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the college’s campus center.

Blotter tales


// These shoes were made for, uh, collecting

Police seize $50,000 worth of footwear, a man gets locked inside a supermarket, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest


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